Very happy to have Gallery 404 (, my art gallery dealing exclusively in broken, included in today's
Artists’ Roundtable at this year's .

Join the conversation here: Happening now!

Looking for an artist to design a logo

For some time I have been working on programming language, KAP, which is a derivative of APL. The implementation is open source, as all languages should be.

The project itself does not have a logo, and all programming languages should have a logo.

Now, I have exactly zero artistic skills, and I know there are artists here that could help me out.

I will of course pay for the effort, since I do not expect anyone to create a logo for a project they do not use for free. If you have an idea, then let me know about it and how much you want for the effort and I'm sure we can come to an agreement.

Just look at the project page and you'll see just how empty it seems without a logo:

The depiction of Julian Assange's position has shifted dramatically over the last 20 years. And here is the latest twist - a volunteer admits to making false accusations against only after being recruited by US authorities.

Dear lazyweb: what is an ethical, privacy respecting alternative for hosting embedded video and audio?

"Mass markets have the same intelligence as germ populations.

Their virtues are appetite and reproduction. They grow by contagion. Which is why nobody wants to admit belonging to one."

Bruce Schneier coined "feudal security" to describe the dominant Big Tech security model, in which you surrender your autonomy by moving into a warlord's fortress (Google, Apple, Facebook, etc) and in return get protection from the bandits that roam the badlands without.

The historian Stephen Morillo pointed out that this is more like "manorialism" than "feudalism."


Very cool: The virtual symposium Digital.Visual.Material (May 26-28, 2021), which explores the cross-disciplinary construction of a computational imaginary of design through scholarly presentations and first-hand accounts on pioneering efforts to transform computers into visual and creative media.

COBOL - Built to Last

In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.

Happy that today's electronic music has fewer bongos.

Salome Viljoen is currently writing some of the most thorough critiques of the push to turn data into individual property or a human right. There is a better path forward and she outlines it here:

Gallery 404 is proud to add two artworks originally commissioned by the seminal organization, Turbulence: "Snuff" by Harris Skibell and Damon Horowitz and "Vocabulary" by X Baczewska.

These pieces were pioneering interactive audio/visual artworks. Neither work on contemporary machines without special software (Java applet & Shockwave, respectively). I especially enjoy "Vocabulary" as a way to experience music/concrete poetry.

Been purchasing more music in the last year. After a few rounds through my collection, I'm even more grateful for the all-you-can-eat options the internet provides today.

@theruran - just saw your ClojureScript frontend for ActivityPub ( Pretty cool! Have you done other fed work in Clojure?

So happy to see Alan Turing on the £50 note. He was incredibly imaginative and lived beyond the limits set by society. A hero of mine.

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